Columbia River Fishing

Columbia River Fishing- A guide to news, reports and information for Salmon, steelhead and sturgeon fishing for the Columbia River

2021 Columbia River Keeper Sturgeon Season

It’s finally here! The day we’ve all been waiting for with anticipation. The 2021 Columbia River Keeper Sturgeon season in Astoria has been announced and will take place from May 10th through June 5th, on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays, with a 2 pm end time each day. As usual, it’s a short season and we […]

2021 Columbia River Spring Chinook Salmon Season Set

The 2021 Columbia River Spring Chinook Salmon season has officially been set. From March 1st – April 4th, the Columbia River will be open for Spring Chinook fishing from the Buoy 10 line in Astoria upstream to Beacon Rock. With Cowlitz and Lewis River returns projected to be improved, this is the first time in […]

2021 Buoy 10 Fishing Forecast

This is the time of year when Buoy 10 Salmon and ocean abundance numbers for Astoria begin to get tossed around. While numbers aren’t official, I’m hearing some really good things for this year’s possibilities. Like, REALLY good things. I’ll start with Chinook. On the heels of last year’s 250-ish thousand returning Chinook Salmon, we’re […]

Columbia River Fall Fishing

The Columbia River reopened for fall salmon fishing on September 19th, four days earlier than planned. We took advantage of the extra days, and enjoyed some great days on the river. Today 3 additional Keeper Sturgeon dates were announced, adding more fishing opportunities on the river. Columbia River Gorge Fall Salmon The Columbia River Gorge […]

Columbia River Wide Open for Fall Salmon Fishing

Limits of Chinook Salmon on the Columbia River

The Columbia River is reopening earlier than scheduled, with an increased daily bag limit. Salmon retention will be open for the remainder of 2020, beginning this Saturday, September 19th. That gets us out on the water 4 days earlier than scheduled! The bag limit is being increased to 2 salmon per day, 1 of which […]

Weekend Columbia River Salmon Dates Announced

This weekend, September 11th, through September 13th, the Columbia River salmon retention will be open from Buoy 10 up to Pasco, WA. That allows us to chase salmon from the mouth of the river in Astoria upstream to the Deschutes and Klickitat River area. The Columbia River Compact just made the announcement based on Chinook […]

Buoy 10 Salmon and Columbia River Keeper Sturgeon

Buoy 10 Salmon The Columbia River Compact just announced some exciting news! We’re being given additional fishing opportunities on the Columbia River this month. Both the Chinook and Coho runs are larger than what was forecast, so they are increasing the Buoy 10 bag limits to 2 fish per day in Astoria beginning this Saturday. […]

September Salmon Choices

Buoy 10 Astoria Salmon Fall salmon season began last month at Buoy 10 in Astoria. We finished the Chinook season strong and immediately moved into Coho season last Friday. More and more Coho are moving into the Columbia River each day and we’re having a great time fishing for them. While it’s a Coho only […]

2020 0825 Buoy 10 Salmon Fishing Continues

Chinook Salmon limits at Buoy 10 in Astoria

There’s been a lot to enjoy in Astoria and on the Columbia River at the Buoy 10 Salmon fishery the past 10 days. Overall we’ve had great weather and fun times on the water. We’ve been fishing for Chinook Salmon so far and have brought in several whoppers that topped the scales at over 25 […]

Buoy 10 Salmon Season is Underway in Astoria

Fabulous weather and fall salmon heading into the freshwater of the Columbia River, what could be better? The 2020 Buoy 10 Salmon Season opened on Friday, August 14th. We’ve enjoyed early morning launches, good times with friends and customers, and catching some beautiful Chinook Salmon. Once we’re off the water, it’s time for great food […]